Ken Goodgame has undoubtedly made a name for himself within corporate circles judging from his hugely successful career. His influence in the field of operations management is unsurmountable. He has helped in the creation of billion-dollar operations management excellence through a combination of creative marketing and merchandising strategies. This has helped numerous firms to streamline their business strategies. Mr. Goodgame’s longevity in the area of marketing has made him a veteran personality. He uses this experience to pinpoint any market shifts.
Ken’s attention to detail has helped him avoid costly mistakes, which have stalled the operations of many firms. His main focus has been the delivery of employee engagement, corporate alignment, quality assurance and key performance indicators systems. All these are crucial in the attainment of corporate success. Kenneth Goodgame capitalizes on his ability to enhance corporate growth through preemptive leadership, cost-benefit analysis, quality improvements, productivity enhancements and composed negotiations.
The University of Tennessee alumnus begun his marketing career 22 years ago at The Home Depot, Atlanta. Here, he started as the Hardlines Product Merchant, a position that put him in charge of the indoor garden division for the Southern Region. He laid down innovative strategies, which saw the firm posting record profits. Goodgame is also credited with helping the firm open more than 220 stores in different locations. He similarly facilitated training for local store managers. Five years after his appointment, he was put on charge of the Proprietary Brands division before being made Senior Global Product Merchant in 2001.
Mr. Goodgame has also held executive positions at Newell Rubbermaid. He started at Rubbermaid Cleaning where he was the General Manager. He helped transform the firm by securing a critical yearly contract with retail giant Wal-Mart within 4 months of his appointment. He similarly played a crucial role in the expansion of the firm’s product catalog. Between 2004 and 2006, Goodgame was Bernzomatic’s General Manager and President. In less than two years of his appointment, the firm had achieved 94% growth. He was subsequently appointed Senior Vice President in charge of sales and marketing at Irwin PTA & Shur Line, a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid.
Goodgame has also worked at Techtronic Industries North America, Ace Hardware Corporation, and at the moment, True Value Hardware Corporation. At Techtronic, he was President at one of the firm’s subsidiaries, Baja Motorsports. He transformed an annual loss of 2.5 million dollars into a 5 million-dollar profit through corporate restructuring. At Ace Hardware Corporation, he was the General Merchandising Manager. He was appointed True Value Hardware Corporation’s Senior Vice President in 2013. He oversees the firm’s business portfolio, which is valued at more than 2.2 billion dollars. He has similarly been pivotal in the formation of strategic partnerships with other major players in the industry.